European funding secured by Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies

Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies along with 12 partner universities including the University of Glasgow and Bielefeld University in Germany led by Gediz University in Turkey have secured European funding for an Erasmus Intensive Programme for undergraduate students worth €55,000.

The programme will take place in Izmir, Turkey from 15th to 24 June 2014 and a select group of 18 professors from partner universities, including Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, the director of RCTS will deliver lectures and workshops on Global Understanding of Forced Migration including topics such as human mobility theory, research methodologies. The intensive programme is also packed with loads of fun activities including field trips and excursions to Ephesus, Cesme resort, Sirince and boat trip in the Izmir Bay.

Four undergraduate students from Regent's University London are eligible to attend the programme which is accredited and students completing the programme will achieve 5 ECTS credits. There will be 48 other students from 12 European universities.

The meals and accommodation of students as well as local transfers, field trips and social events are fully covered by the project. 75% of the travel costs to Izmir will be reimbursed by the European Union National Agency.

Students interested in a bit of fun and learning in good company should get in touch with Professor Sirkeci at sirkecii@regents.ac.uk.

Further details will be posted on RCTS website in due course: www.regents.ac.uk/RCTS.